2020 APCCMPD Annual Conference - Keynote Speakers





Eric Warm, MD
University of Cincinnati

Improving Outcomes by Providing Practice Data to Trainees
Thursday, March 12, 2020 (10:20-11:20 AM)

Eric Warm, MD, FACP is the Sue P. and Richard W. Vilter Professor of Medicine, Associate Chair for Graduate Medical Education, and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at the University of Cincinnati. He and his team apply educational theory within the context of residency training guided by these questions: How do we know that the learner has learned? What are the outcomes of this learning on patients, learners, systems, and society? Dr. Warm has received multiple teaching awards including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada International Residency Educator of the Year Award, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Spotlight Innovator Award, and the University of Cincinnati’s A.B. Dolly Cohen Award. He is currently editor-in-chief of the International Clinician Educator’s Blog (https://icenetblog.royalcollege.ca/)
He can be found on Twitter: @CincyIM

Robert M. Arnold, MD
University of Pittsburgh

Teaching Fellows Critical Care Communication Skills:
Time for Standards (and Action)
Friday, March 13, 2020 (8:55-9:40 AM)

Robert M. Arnold, MD, is a Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and in the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law. He completed his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Subsequently he has been on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2000, Dr. Arnold was named the first Leo H. Creip Chair of Patient Care. The chair emphasizes the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, particularly at the end of life. He is the Director of the Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication and the Medical Director of the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute. He is clinically active in palliative care.

Dr. Arnold has published on end-of-life care, hospice and palliative care, doctor-patient communication and ethics education. His current research interests are focused on educational interventions to improve communication in life-limiting illnesses and better understanding how ethical precepts are operationalized in clinical practice. He also is working with the UPMC Health System to develop system-wide, integrative palliative services throughout the health system. He is the Past-President of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities as well as the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.